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Optics materials: Glass versus Polymers

Optics materials: Glass versus Polymers

Optical elements are made from various kinds of materials. Optical materials are usually transparent models, meaning materials with good light transmission in some spectral ranges with little absorption or scattering of light. However, absorption could also be used...

Lens for LED optic needed?

Lens for LED optic needed?

When we think about an LED optic we think about a clear plastic lens that is on top of the LED to focus or spread the light. A lens for LED will function as an optic to collect light and magnify its intensity towards the target.

Addoptics HD: Next level precision

Addoptics HD: Next level precision

Advancement in manufacturing accuracy allows Addoptics to reduce the shape tolerances from 80 down to well below 40 microns. This will be made available directly to all our customers. After a successful launch in March of 2020, continuous research has taken place, to...

Refractive index of plastic

Refractive index of plastic

The refractive index, also known as index of refraction or refraction index, is a number which describes how fast light travels through the material. In this article we will take a closer look at refractive indices, refraction, total internal reflection and the...

Prototyping a custom optic: possibilities & pricing

Prototyping a custom optic: possibilities & pricing

Optics prototyping has several benefits (as discussed in our earlier article). These benefits include detecting errors and design flaws early on, getting buy-in from stakeholders and providing physical products for testing and optimization. Prototyping is your best...

Addoptics at CES2021

Addoptics at CES2021

Addoptics is going to join the NL mission to #CES2021 and will exhibit at the Largest annual Tech Show!! Mark your Calendar from January 11 to 14 and schedule a chat in our Digital booth! CES 2021